Phil Elverum comes through with a rather effective "sequel" of sorts to 2017's A Crow Looked At Me. While I think there's a little less focus artistically with this record, I do still understand why that is as it seems like these two albums are much less something Phil is putting out to make money from, but rather something he's purely making for himself as a means of getting some of his feelings and thoughts out. As a result of that, neither Crow nor Now Only are easy listens. Although Phil's fantastic songwriting remains intact and does carry a great deal of this record, I did still find myself a little underwhelmed mostly as a result of how long some of these songs are and also just the fact that there are only 6 tracks to speak of. All 6 tracks here are very good, but I just can't help but feel that there's something about this that feels a little underdeveloped either way. I'm glad that he made it and that it exists, but I don't see myself returning very often, if at all.
favorite tracks - Tintin in Tibet, Now Only
least favorites - Distortion